Qualification for Pharmacist
The minimum qualification required for registration as a pharmacist shall be a pass in Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-I & Part-II) and satisfactory completion of Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-III).
Diploma in Pharmacy
Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-I, Part-II and Part-III) shall consist of a certificate of having completed the course
of study and passed the examination after satisfactory completing the practical training as prescribed in Chapter-2
and Chapter-3 of these regulations.
Minimum qualification for admission to Diploma in Pharmacy
A pass in 10+2 examination (science academic stream) with Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Mathematics. or Any other qualification approved by the Pharmacy Council of India as equivalent to the above examination
Duration of the course
(1) The duration of the course shall be for two academic years. Each academic year shall be spread over a period of
not less than one hundred and eighty working days.
(2) In addition there shall be five hundred hours of practical training spread over a period of not less than three
The course of study
The course of study for Diploma in Pharmacy Part-I and Diploma in Pharmacy Part-II shall include the subjects as given in Tables I & II below. The number of hours devoted to each subject for its teaching in Theory and Practical, shall not be less than that noted against it in columns 2 and 3 of the Tables below.
However, the course of study and practical training may be modified by the Pharmacy Council of India from
time to time.
The syllabus for each subject of study shall be as prescribed by the Pharmacy Council of India from time to time.
1) There shall be an annual examination at the end of the academic year.
2) If necessary, there shall be a supplementary examination for the students who are not able to pass Diploma
in Pharmacy Part-I or Part-II, as the case may be, as per the criteria specified by the examining authority.
3) The examinations shall be of written and practical (including viva – voce) nature, carrying maximum marks
for each part of a subject
Minimum marks for passing the examination
A student shall not be declared to have passed the Diploma in Pharmacy examination unless he/she secures at least 40% marks in each of the subjects separately in the theory as well as the practical examinations, including sessional marks. The candidates securing 60% marks or above in aggregate in all subjects shall be declared to have passed in first class. The candidates securing 75% marks or above in any subject or subjects shall be declared to have passed with distinction in that subject or those subjects. The grant of first-class and distinction shall be subject to the condition that the candidate shall pass all the subjects in a single attempt.